Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Announcing the BIG WINNERS!

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1st place
- Rikki Carlson of Rainier ($300.00 gift certificate)
2nd place- Jean Coen of Federal Way ($200.00 gift certificate)
3rd place- Jennifer Ratcliffe ($150.00 gift certificate)
2nd chance winner- Hilda Blanchard ($50 gift certificate)
Congratulations to all the winners!!







Okay. I've got something to tell you. I've been keeping a secret for quite some time now.
Have you heard of that big ole bike ride from Seattle to Portland (STP) involving 10 thousand riders and a whole lot of pain?
Well, I and my entire family are going to do it on
July 17th & 18th.

I know. I'm nuts. But it wasn't really my idea.
I was just making conversation one day.
The next thing I know Glen paid the entry fee. I was stuck.


When life gives you lemons ...well, you know the rest.

This is where you come in.
There's a big 'ol "Finish Line Festival"
in Portland! If I'm still alive by then be there with your needles & hooks in hand!
Let's try and meet up with some of our buddies from the Portland area.

Check this out.
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Awaiting participants and their families, friends and supporters is the STP Finish Line Festival in Portland, OR. Live music on the main stage, food booths, exhibitor booths and beer garden are just some of the features of the two-day festival."


Finally, we're looking to collect donations for the Pediatric Interim Care Center.
PICC is a program that provides specialized, 24-hour care for drug-exposed & medically fragile newborns. They have a wish list on line so you can see what they need. If you can possibly help out please bring your items to Yorkshire Yarns until July 18th.
To commemorate our successful bike ride to Portland the whole fam-damily will also ride to the PICC in Kent to deliver your donations.

By the way. We're riding a tandem. I plan to put my feet up quite a bit while my pilot flies the plane.




June birthday party!


Hey now! If you have a birthday in June we want to celebrate with you at Yorkshire Yarns.
On Saturday, June 12th we're having a big ole party for all the Gemini's!
Yep. There will be balloons, cake, party animals, ticker tape and 20% off ALL the regular price yarn you want on one purchase.
GO NUTS!
Do me a favor, will ya. RSVP so I know how much cake to "make".







South Sound Worldwide Knit In Public Day (WWKIP) Day is on June 19th and will be held from 10-4pm.
We'll see you at the Allyn Waterfront Park located right next door to Allyn Knit Shop.
Enjoy a day of outdoor knitting with live music, good friends & good food.
This event is free and open to the public.

Several of your favorite yarn shops will be there with lots of goodies. And door prizes will be plentiful.
Look.
This is just one more reason to spend time with your homegirls doing what we all love best....knitting & eating.






Tacoma Rainier's Stitch N Pitch
Thursday, July 8th, 7pm
Rainier's vs. Fresno Grizzlies
Cheney Stadium
Debbie Macomber will throw the 1st pitch!
Tickets are $29 each & kids are welcome!
All you can
drink (beer, wine & pop) & eat buffet.
And this year we'll have our own yarnie section in the stands AND on the party deck.
Yep! This year you've got choices.
Some of your favorite local yarn stores will be on hand with lots of goodies for your knitting & crochet pleasure.
Tickets will be on sale by the end of this week!






Yorkshire Yarns Knitting/Crochet Chill Retreat
Oct 1-3
Gwinwood Retreat Facility, Lacey WA
located right on Lake Hicks.
This past spring was our first visit. It was awesome so decided to go back.
The staff is extremely professional and accommodating.
And the food...? Well....it was slammin'!
The cost is $135
and includes all available facilities along with dinner on Friday & Saturday and breakfast on Saturday & Sunday.
Don't miss out. After all, Dawn will be there. *grin*





.YY Birthday Club

Yorkie Yarns continues to celebrate birthdays by giving 20% off one purchase of ANY amount of regular price yarn during your birthday week.
MANY, MANY, MANY have taken advantage of their birthday discount. But WAY too many folks somehow miss the deal.
Needless to say, they were NOT happy.
So I thought I'd step up my game.

From now on you'll receive a personal birthday card wishing you a happy day.
The card will have a reminder about your YY gift and an expiration date.
Dig me?
So! If you haven't done so already please email your name, address (with zip code) and your birth date WITHOUT the year. :-)
Then expect to see a card in the mail from me during your special month.

Now that's a happy birthday!




Well, that's it for me.
Have a great week people and remember to support your local LYS!





Yorkshire Yarns will be closed
Memorial Day, Monday May 31
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Man! The ladies & gents know how to have a GOOD time.

And a good time was had by all!


Thank you to all who participated in the South Sound Yarn Crawl this past weekend.
What a BLAST!
The weather was perfect.
Moods were up...WAY up. New friendships were made & old ones rekindled.
And yarn discoveries were plentiful.

All finishers will be contacted when the
commemorative 2010 notions bags arrive. You'll be able to pick those up in any of the participating shops.
The grand prize and second chance winners names will be drawn next week at the Yarn Garden in Gig Harbor.

All of the participating shops look forward to hosting another crawl next year. As always, we want to improve on an already fun-filled weekend.
So we welcome your comments, suggestions and (of course) your compliments.
Feel free to email any of us at any time.


I want to give a very special thank you to designer Lisa Ellis for creating a beautiful pattern for Yorkshire Yarns SSYC.
The featured yarn (Rowan Calmer) for this pattern is 10% off all month!




Listen. Since we've got the ball rollin' for summer knit/crochet fun we'd thought we'd keep it going by having more events.
~~Check it out!~~

More girl time comin' up! ....and a couple guys. :-)



Worldwide Knit In Public Day (WWKIP) Day is on June 19th and will be held from 10-4pm.
We'll see you at the Allyn Waterfront Park located right next door to Allyn Knit Shop.
Enjoy a day of outdoor knitting with live music, good friends & good food.
This event is free and open to the public.




Tacoma Rainier's Stitch N Pitch
Thursday, July 8th, 7pm
Rainier's vs. Fresno Grizzlies
Cheney Stadium
Debbie Macomber will throw the 1st pitch!
Tickets are $29 each & kids are welcome!
All you can
drink (beer, wine & pop) & eat buffet.
And this year we'll have our own section in the stands AND on the party deck. Yep! You've got choices.
Local yarn stores will be on hand with lots of goodies for your knitting & crochet pleasure.





Yorkshire Yarns Knitting/Crochet Chill Retreat
Oct 1-3
Gwinwood Retreat Facility, Lacey WA
located right on Lake Hicks.
This past spring was our first visit. It was awesome so decided to go back.
The staff is extremely professional and accommodating. And the food...? Well....it was slammin'!
The cost is $135
and includes all available facilities along with dinner on Friday & Saturday and breakfast on Saturday & Sunday.


There will be more....MUCH more going on this summer. I just wanted to get you warmed up.




YY Birthday Club

Yorkie Yarns continues to celebrate birthdays by giving 20% off one purchase of ANY amount of regular price yarn during your birthday week.
We have one change though.You'll receive a personal birthday card to each person wishing a happy day.
The card will have a reminder about your YY gift and an expiration date.
Dig me?
So! If you haven't done so already next time you're in the store please fill out the Birthday Club info sheet with your complete address and birth date (w/o the year).
If you'd rather email me that will work too.


Well, that's it for me.
Have a great week people and remember to support your LYS!